We were tossing this around the office today, @taylorlecroy and I. Among those already on our list:
- Tweet thieves
- People who Instagram every meal
- Photo over-taggers
- Habitual Facebook cause inviters
- Tightly knit #FF circles
- People who only check your blog to try to take things out of context and get you in trouble
- Farmville & Mafia Wars players
- Daily mugshots
- People who don’t star my tweets
- People from Twitter who friend you on Facebook but don’t follow you on Twitter
- People from Twitter who friend you on Facebook but don’t tell you what their Twitter name is
- Salesmen who connect with you after one vendor presentation and then ask you to recommend them on LinkedIn
- #hashtag #every #single #word
- Monsters who try to excuse their bullyish behavior with “it’s just the internet”
- Push every 4square check-in to Twitter and FB
- People who click every link and then blame “the Inter-net” when their FB account is hacked
- People on Twitter who have become more popular than me
- Oversharers who subsequently complain because people know too much about their business
- Grammar Nazis (except for me)
- People who post photos of their ugly baby every damn day
- People who find love on the internet and live happily ever after, rubbing your nose in it with every cute post
- Require reciprocal follows
- People who push everything everywhere— Twitter, FB, 4square, Instagram, LinkedIn, Posterous, Tumblr, Blip, etc.
- Words With Friends cheaters
Who would you add? Reply, reblog, and retweet with your favorite villains.
Like when someone you follow comments on another user’s post, whom you are not following.
Or when anyone else ‘likes’ or reblogs a post that you have liked or reblogged.
Also, if/when someone comments on/reblogs your post, how about an e-mail notification?
How about a basic activity feed down the right-hand side of the Dashboard?
Right now, you only see your friends’ activity in the Dashboard (and I gather most Tumblr users consume Tumblr via the Dashboard, not by visiting the individual blogs directly) [UPDATE: Wrong assumption. David Karp of Tumblr says only about 10% of Tumblr traffic comes via the Dashboard or tumblr.com. Figures as of May 2008.], and that doesn’t do much to foster new connections across the community.
Tumblr seems stuck between being a blogging platform and a full-blown social network.
Sure, Facebook does this, but those are likely people you know. That said, Twitter has shown that many people are indeed somewhat interested in what complete strangers have to say, as well.